Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Books of the Old Testament

A couple of weeks ago on a Wednesday night, I asked the kids to look up something in Proverbs. When one asked if that was in the Old Testament or the New Testament, that launched into learning the books of the Old Testament.

I didn't get them singing this song because goodness knows, to have to sing would have been torture!

Last year (the video is dated wrong - it should say 16), this is what happened when the kids asked, "There's an Amos?" during scripture races!


Books of the Old Testament

To the tune of “Did You Ever See a Lassie”

Let us sing the books of Moses, of Moses, of Moses,
Let us sing the books of Moses for he wrote the Law.
First, Genesis; second Exodus; third, Leviticus; forth, Numbers;
And fifth is Deuteronomy, the last of the Law.

Let us sing the books of history, of history, of history;
Let us sing the books of history which tells of the Jews.
There’s Joshua and Judges and the story of Ruth,
And First and Second Samuel, and First and Second Kings.
Then First and Second Chronicles which give us the records;
Then Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther the Queen.

Let us sing the books of poetry, of poetry, of poetry;
Let us sing the books of poetry, the songs the Jews sang.
Job the patient, Psalms of David and the Proverbs or a wise one;
And then Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.

Let us sing the major prophets, major prophets, major prophets;
Let us sing the major prophets, they wrote five books in all.
Isaiah, Jeremiah, who wrote Lamentations;
Then Ezekiel and Daniel, who were true to their God.

Let us sing the minor prophets, minor prophets, minor prophets;
Let is sing the minor prophets, there were twelve of them all.
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk,
Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

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